Here we are in November and another year is nearly behind us. There is a lot going on this month. On the 4th we’ll be able to have our voice heard as citizens by taking advantage of our right to vote on local and state issues. Beginning on the 3rd, we can use our right to vote as Co-op Owners and vote for our Board of Directors. There are three candidates running this year and we have four seats to fill. The Board is always looking for owners who have an interest in becoming a Board Member. This is an exciting time for your co-op with the relocation procedure getting underway, so if you have ever thought about a Board seat, now would be a great time. You can contact a Board member through e-mail, on the Co-op web site, or by coming to a monthly meeting held on the last Wednesday of the month, except July and December. November’s meeting will be held on the 19th this month due to Thanksgiving
Below is a brief statement from each of the candidates running in this year’s election.
"I have lived in Chico for over 20 years, I grew up here, I met my Husband here, and this past January I had my first child here. I am passionate about my community, and even more so about quality local food. I am fortunate to participate in the local food system as the Business Manager for the Chico Certified Farmers Market, and by growing local food with my mother on our 3/4 acre farm. I am hoping to contribute more of my time, skills and abilities to ensuring that my community has access to quality local foods now and into the future."
"I’d like to serve CNFC to help create and maintain a community that I want to raise my family in. The corporate, industrial food system is toxic to our bodies and an environmental disaster. The best thing we can do is capture as much market share as possible until supermarkets begin to close. I’d like to see that in my lifetime and I think it’s possible."
"CNF Co-op is the store that provides more than 95% of the food I purchase. The financial strength of this co-op is crucial for the continuing long-term service to the community of organic food consumers in this part of Northern California. Because the BOD is charged with monitoring financial and other key indicators of success and stability, it is of special interest to me to serve on the Board of Directors."